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Address: Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
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A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's...

A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.

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Maui Haleakala Day Bike Tour
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Maui: Haleakala - Ioa Valley - Lahaina Tour
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Maui Haleakala Sunrise Bike Tour

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Haleakala Crater

This is a must see stop in Maui. Very beautiful drive up. Allow plenty of time as you would want to stop for pictures. For sure watch out for bikes coming down.

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Lake Delton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see stop in Maui. Very beautiful drive up. Allow plenty of time as you would want to stop for pictures. For sure watch out for bikes coming down.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone wants the sunrise which I am sure is spectacular (weather permitting); hoever starting Feb 1, the Park required booking for the sunrise. I called up when I was there and it was booked solid for the next two weeks, so I just went there during the day. Its not a particularly long drive from Kihei or Wailea...it is a... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went this past Tuesday with my 19 year old daughter. For those who have read many different drive times, we left Kapalua at 3:30. Driving just a bit over the limit we arrived at the entrance to the park at 5:00. Arrived at the summit parking lot at 5:30, and got one of the last 4 parking spots Don't... More 

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Guilford, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove up the long and winding road to the Visitors Center and decided to hike down into the crater for a ways. We thought we were pretty well prepared with warm clothes, hiking boots a good supply of water and some granola bars. The whole atmosphere was other-worldly. Lunar type landscapes, with bands of colors that change with the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the drive all the way up. It's wonderful to see how much the vegetation changes from the bottom to the top. Wonderful views of the island. It's like being on Mars. Definitely wear a jacket....it gets really cold.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're going to see the sunrise you now need to reserve a spot. Go to Recreation.gov to pay the $1.50 for your reservation. There is a roadblock set up before the gate to the Park and they will turn you away if you try to go up before 7am. It's an amazing spectacle and worth the early start and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My kids and I took an early morning sunrise bike tour to the crater and it was great. It was a little foggy and cold that morning so dress warmly, but the ride down was really exciting! There is a little tourist center there with some great info where we also stayed warm waiting for the sun to rise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't get up early enough to see the sunrise, but its still a great view. It was a little foggy on the drive both ways, but was clear on top. We could almost see Lahaina from the top. And the crater itself look like a view from Mars, very colorful, but cold. It was 43 F. and very windy,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Got picked up at motel about 3 AM for van ride to top of crater. Watched sun come up over an incredible "moonscape". Then began our ride of 38 miles DOWN the mountain. All was very "regulated" and safe. Overall a fun and very easy ride. Had breakfast at the bottom at a small café.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went mid-morning to avoid the crowds for Sunrise. Still had to contend with bikes coming down the mountain. Great vistas from the summit at 10,000 ft +

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